Royal Voices: Language and Power in Tudor England

Author:   Mel Evans (University of Leicester)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781107131217


Pages:   278
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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The Tudors are one of the best known royal families in English history. Over three generations, they constructed and maintained their status and authority during a period of social, political and religious unrest. This book examines the textual basis of Tudor royal power. Through analyses of correspondence alongside genres including proclamations and historical chronicles, the book explores the visual and verbal practices that came to symbolise monarchic authority in the Tudor era. Mel Evans combines concepts from sociolinguistics and pragmatics with corpus linguistic methods to explore the characteristics of authentic English language Tudor texts, alongside materials reporting and appropriating royal language. The book reveals a pervasive sixteenth-century royal voice - one which is central to the articulation and perpetuation of Tudor monarchic power.

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Author:   Mel Evans (University of Leicester)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.70cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9781107131217


ISBN 10:   1107131219
Pages:   278
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Authentic Royal Voices: 1. Materiality and power in Tudor royal correspondence; 2. Royal epistolary language: trends and trajectories; 3. Pragmatic perspectives on royal letters; 4. Tudor royal proclamations: materiality, orality and performance; Part II. Appropriated Royal Voices: 5. Non-royal views of royal voices: afterlives and metalanguage; 6. Impostor, protector and queen: the textual power of royal pretenders; 7. Writing royal voices: royal discourse reports in sixteenth-century correspondence; 8. Royal voices, narrative and ideology in sixteenth-century chronicles; Conclusion.

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Mel Evans is a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Leicester. Previous publications include The Language of Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity (2013)

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